Fox host savages Michele Bachmann over impotent lawsuit against Obama

posted at 9:21 am on June 26, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Fox News Channel host Neil Cavuto vented his frustrations with the House Republican conference on Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Tuesday. While it may have been unfair to focus his ire entirely on Bachman, Cavuto had a point. He insisted that a plan to sue the Obama administration over their profligate use of executive orders, and Bachmann’s insistence that the House should defund the executive branch, were both feeble and laughable.

In this interview which went completely off the rails, Cavuto said that this lawsuit was an “enormous waste of effort,” and where her “rage” was when Democrats — including President Barack Obama — criticized the Bush administration over their use of executive orders.

“Because I think you knew then that was a waste of time then. I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now,” Cavuto observed. “By the way, Rome’s burning.”

He added that Republicans did not take Democrats threats to defund the executive during the Bush administration, and the same impotent threat is today being made by Republicans. “I think Democrats will be in their right mind to laugh you out now,” he said.

Cavuto seems to be dismissing the planned lawsuit as a political stunt, which is interesting considering Democrats have been doing that for some time. White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest said the GOP was suing Obama simply for “for doing his job.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the suit “subterfuge.”

A report in Politico details the staggeringly high price establishment Republicans are paying in both treasure and intraparty comity in order to put down the insurgent conservative candidacies they largely accommodated in 2010 and 2012. The stakes are too high, establishment GOP figures wager, to allow novices to take the reins and sacrifice winnable races ahead of what may be the last, best opportunity to recapture the Senate.

NBC’s First Read team notes that House Speaker John Boehner’s Lawsuit is a political calculation as much as it is an attempt to exert congressional authority. “In a midterm year, headlines like ‘Republicans to Sue Obama’ serve to prove to the GOP base that party leaders in Washington are prepared to throw the kitchen sink at an unpopular president,” they wrote.

Judging by Cavuto’s reaction, conservatives may not be satisfied with mere empty gestures from the Republican leadership.


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Hmm – I’ll have to think about Cavuto’s point.

Michelle Bachmann may not be the best point person for this – not sure about that either.

jake-the-goose on June 26, 2014 at 9:25 AM

“Rome is burning”

Enough said. They all sicken me.

ORconservative on June 26, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Wow. I used to love Michele. What went wrong?

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 9:26 AM

He added that Republicans did not take Democrats threats to defund the executive during the Bush administration

The Democrats ended up winning everything. Was there a downside to making the threats?

Buddahpundit on June 26, 2014 at 9:27 AM

No one cares. It’s an empty gesture the day after they stabbed the grassroots in the back. I don’t know one radio host who even talked about it.

An article on what Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin DID talk about would be nice. I’ve never heard Rush so angry and Levin used “Basterds!!” (“There! I said it!!”)

Marcus on June 26, 2014 at 9:27 AM

The Republicans in Congress are all waiting for a Republican to be President so they out do Obama’s executive order action…

albill on June 26, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Neil “vented”.
.
Michelle wasn’t prepared for it.
.
Next.

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Conflation is a two way street Neil. Not your finest hour Neil. “Romes burning and your filing” This isn’t conflation is it? So much for a loyal opposition.

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 9:29 AM

There was an interesting editorial in today’s WSj about this. Worth the read.

herm2416 on June 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM

I work for a Fortune 5 company and I just hired a new member to my team from the State Dept. He’s a solidly conservative, Mormon, MBA, whitebread kinda guy. Part of his job was to provide members of Congress with security briefings. He said that Michelle Bachman was one of the dumbest members he’s ever had to brief. She may actually not be but she sure comes off that way to me.

He said Paul Ryan was one of the smartest and the only one who actually took notes.

Charlemagne on June 26, 2014 at 9:31 AM

I’ll never understand the Bachmann ascendency. Sure, she’s generally solid on the issues, but she’s a horrible speaker and not very quick on her feet.

I take a wait-and-see attitude toward the lawsuit. No president has ever been this brazen in his disregard of the legislative branch.

mankai on June 26, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Personally, I think Boehner and the established GOP are using this in the same way Obama uses the “war on women” or any number of other mindless outbursts of “Squirrel!”: to distract the base from the untoward actions on the part of the Cochran campaign.

It’s getting close to third party time.

BKeyser on June 26, 2014 at 9:32 AM

The media scoffs at every attempt to rein in Obama while screaming that the Republicans should do something. They really just want everyone to bow to Obama. Mr. Cauvto didn’t need to be so rude, it say more about him.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 9:32 AM

A report in Politico details the staggeringly high price establishment Republicans are paying in both treasure and intraparty comity in order to put down the insurgent conservative candidacies

The face of the GOPe. With Haley Barbour as LBJ.

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 9:32 AM

In this interview which went completely off the rails, Cavuto said that this lawsuit was an “enormous waste of effort,” and where her “rage” was when Democrats — including President Barack Obama — criticized the Bush administration over their use of executive orders.

There is an important point missing in virtually all the coverage on this issue. It comes from lazy reporting.

There is no GOP lawsuit. There is discussion about the GOP suing the President but it is all talk at this moment. If and until there is actually a lawsuit this is pretty much a pointless exercise.

As to Cavuto’s bigger complaints, the Congress really has three options for checking this imperial over-reach. Defunding, suing, or impeaching. What would he have Congress do?

Happy Nomad on June 26, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Noah, a day late on this. Your former site Mediaite had a post yesterday on this

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-neil-cavuto-and-michele-bachmann-get-into-epic-shouting-match-youre-being-silly/

can_con on June 26, 2014 at 9:33 AM

OK, Cavuto fans, since you’re so effing smart, what CAN the Republicans do? IMPEACH???? Please tell us dumb people!!!

conservative hispanic on June 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM

You know that this was a concession from the cowardly rinos to the conservatives calling for the constitutional option regarding Obama’s malfeasance. It’s better than nothing. Cavuto probably longs for the day when a Republican president can skirt the Constitution while being able to say “but, but Obama did it!”.

The Republicans can’t make equal hay out of the tactic of an Executive overstepping his bounds.

Buddahpundit on June 26, 2014 at 9:35 AM

I work for a Fortune 5 company and I just hired a new member to my team from the State Dept. He’s a solidly conservative, Mormon, MBA, whitebread kinda guy. Part of his job was to provide members of Congress with security briefings. He said that Michelle Bachman was one of the dumbest members he’s ever had to brief. She may actually not be but she sure comes off that way to me.

He said Paul Ryan was one of the smartest and the only one who actually took notes.

Charlemagne on June 26, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Wow, you just hired a guy willing to gossip about people he has worked for. I wonder what he says about you when you are not around. Put bluntly, those kinds of comments are unprofessional. And let’s remember the woman you’re calling a dumb broad stands up for conservative values while Paul Ryan has looted military pensions and championed amensty for illegal aliens.

Happy Nomad on June 26, 2014 at 9:36 AM

OK Neil, what in hell can the Republicans do? Yes, they have the power of the purse, but if they use it, there’s a government shut down and it’s the evil GOP that barrycades the open air WWII Memorial. So a publicity stunt lawsuit is about the only thing they can do.

rbj on June 26, 2014 at 9:37 AM

This would go nowhere. Honestly, they do know it. It’s a cheap way to pretend to be outraged. I’d rather see them get medieval in the IRS hearings, VA hearings, and Benghazi investigation. You want to act like a bad ass, do it there.

Dongemaharu on June 26, 2014 at 9:37 AM

“Fix whatever is wrong right now. … Just do something. You know what Im saying”?

No, I really dont. What kind of LIV-rambling is this? I was never impressed with Cavuto, but this “argument” is just lazy.

Red Widow on June 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Judging by Cavuto’s reaction, conservatives may not be satisfied with mere empty gestures from the Republican leadership.

Because unlike the Democrat base, we’re not stupid or easily bought off. We expect results. Boehner has given us nothing in 3 1/2 years as House Speaker. Quite the opposite in fact. Instead of embracing conservatism and a pro-growth, small government agenda, they’re aligning themselves with crony capitalists and statists.

Just look at what the GOP establishment has done in the last two weeks. In a desperate attempt to hold onto their power and influence, they replace the outgoing Cantor with Kevin McCarthy and then drag Cochran over the finish line in Mississippi by spending huge sums of cash on GOTV efforts with black Democrats while trashing their own base with racial smears and scare tactics.

And we’re supposed to eagerly line up to support and vote for this party in November(and beyond)?

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

No one cares. It’s an empty gesture the day after they stabbed the grassroots in the back. I don’t know one radio host who even talked about it.

An article on what Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin DID talk about would be nice. I’ve never heard Rush so angry and Levin used “Basterds!!” (“There! I said it!!”)

Marcus on June 26, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Thanks for bringing this up. I purposely watched FOX last night, and the ONLY show that mentioned the GOPe backstabbing of the base was Hannity. FOX is in collusion with the republican establishment to keep this thing fairly hushed-up because it makes the establishment look so freakin’ seedy.

KickandSwimMom on June 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

What’s the penalty tor perjury, contempt and obstruction of justice in all these hearings besides nothing?

Dongemaharu on June 26, 2014 at 9:40 AM

More Republican charades. If the Republican party were serious they would impeach Boehner and McConnell. Since they are not serious, they may go have knowledge with themselves.

Mr. Arrogant on June 26, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Tweak

Judging by Cavuto’s Conservatives reaction, Conservatives may not be satisfied with mere empty gestures from the Republican leadership.

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 9:40 AM

I think Neil needs to adjust his medication…no, I’m serious.

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 9:43 AM

I’m not sure why Cavuto is so animated about this. Should the GOP just do nothing? Sure, it might be a purely political move, and it may not amount to squat, but it seems to me they may as well try it if they’re going to complain about his executive overreach. Otherwise, what’s the point?

changer1701 on June 26, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Cavuto is probably right.But Bachmann didn’t deserve that kind of disrespect.Her conservative bona fides are better than his to begin with.Throat surgery and a diet Neil!Don’t come on his show again Michelle!

redware on June 26, 2014 at 9:44 AM

There are some really good – smart posts in this thread.

Once again – HotAir members teach people like me – with their intellect.

jake-the-goose on June 26, 2014 at 9:44 AM

WTF?

This post is all over the place and not in a good way. Are there two lawsuits, one on executive orders and another (being considered, I should add) on unlawful executive action or are you taking about one and using the term interchangeably “e. order” and “e. action”, do I have to say, wrongly?

I’ve not heard of a pending lawsuit already filed about executive orders. If there is one, please cover it for us, Noah.

Dusty on June 26, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Summary for those who can’t watch the video:
Cavuto hysterically screaming “But, Bush!!!” while Bachmann is answering his questions.

whatcat on June 26, 2014 at 9:47 AM

I’m not sure why Cavuto is so animated about this. Should the GOP just do nothing? Sure, it might be a purely political move, and it may not amount to squat, but it seems to me they may as well try it if they’re going to complain about his executive overreach. Otherwise, what’s the point?

changer1701 on June 26, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Because Cavuto knows it won’t go anywhere and he’s also suspicious of the timing(as am I). This stinks of a desperate attempt to rally the base. I wonder if the GOP has some internal polling for November that’s looking grim or they’re afraid the base may revolt or stay home and are trying to head that off at the pass.

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 9:47 AM

I’m not sure why Cavuto is so animated about this. Should the GOP just do nothing? Sure, it might be a purely political move, and it may not amount to squat, but it seems to me they may as well try it if they’re going to complain about his executive overreach. Otherwise, what’s the point?
changer1701 on June 26, 2014 at 9:43 AM

And it’s not an either-or proposition. Taking one action does not exclude taking other actions. Walking and chewing bubblegum isn’t all that difficult.

whatcat on June 26, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Because unlike the Democrat base, we’re not stupid or easily bought off. We expect results. Boehner has given us nothing in 3 1/2 years as House Speaker. Quite the opposite in fact. Instead of embracing conservatism and a pro-growth, small government agenda, they’re aligning themselves with crony capitalists and statists.

Just look at what the GOP establishment has done in the last two weeks. In a desperate attempt to hold onto their power and influence, they replace the outgoing Cantor with Kevin McCarthy and then drag Cochran over the finish line in Mississippi by spending huge sums of cash on GOTV efforts with black Democrats while trashing their own base with racial smears and scare tactics.

And we’re supposed to eagerly line up to support and vote for this party in November(and beyond)?

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Exactly, look at who the “distinguished” former Senator from Indiana is supporting in the GA senatorial race. Conservatives should follow his lead in MS and beyond.

ebrown2 on June 26, 2014 at 9:50 AM

I see very little difference, if any at all, between establishment Democrats and establishment Republicans. Unless they are going to get tough on Fast and Furious (what? everyone has forgotten that one), IRS, VA, the letting out of the 5 from Gitmo and most importantly the Benghazi disaster, this is all blah blah blah.
It is them against us and the Cochran thing is just another point of proof. Suing Obama? Oh yeah, that will work/

ORconservative on June 26, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Allahpundit ‏@allahpundit 17m

“The problem for the Republican party writ large is that the Cochran-type does not seem like an outlier” http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/real-lesson-mississippi_795729.html?nopager=1

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Wow. I used to love Michele. What went wrong?

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 9:26 AM

She got a case of Potomac Fever that “Tardasil” couldn’t cure…

ebrown2 on June 26, 2014 at 9:52 AM

I wish we’d do more against the Regime, but I think the lawsuit is all we can do right now. Shutdowns are a bad idea, especially considering one can’t be maintained for two years, and the Dems have zero incentive to end the siege from which they benefit politically. And even a Senate of 49 Ted Cruzes, minus the media, won’t send a squad of laser-wielding ninjas to put the entire Regime under arrest. Not even a Senate of 50+ assorted Rs will be able to do that.

Sekhmet on June 26, 2014 at 9:53 AM

The alphabet and CNN are a front for the democrats.

Fox is a front for the republican establishment which walk
in step with the lefty democrats 90%+.

Amjean on June 26, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Great job Neil. He is the only one exposing the sham that is the GOP’s bogus dog and pony show. Michelle Bachman is now getting ready for her Cushy lobbyist job

Brock Robamney on June 26, 2014 at 9:55 AM

As much as i want those psychopaths in the WH gone i think Obama would love for Republicans to start the impeachment process. He absolutely thrives on being a victim. It would be an epic pityparty with the MSM as a tag team partner playing the race card.
Impeach him, no one deserves the embarrassment more than that narcissist Obama but wait until after November elections when we win the Senate.

bailey24 on June 26, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Left-wing law professor Jonathan Turley baffled his MSNBC cohorts on Wednesday when he claimed House Republicans have a real case in their lawsuit against President Obama for executive overreach, explaining that “there’s no license for going it alone in our system.”

jake-the-goose on June 26, 2014 at 9:58 AM

I used to love Michele. What went wrong?

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 9:26 AM

She’s not very good when challenged.

faraway on June 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Throat surgery and a diet Neil!

redware on June 26, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Live in his shoes for a day. Perhaps you’ll understand the hoarseness and the outsized features.

Or research severe, progressive, debilitating MS and the extra work he does to keep himself functioning, and out of a wheelchair.

Yoop on June 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM

I think Neil Cavuto is the smartest guy on that network. He makes O’Reilly, in particular, look like a dunce.

dpduq on June 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM

He said Paul Ryan was one of the smartest and the only one who actually took notes.

Charlemagne on June 26, 2014 at 9:31 AM

He was doodling ‘I wanna be President’.

faraway on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Wow. I used to love Michele. What went wrong?

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Well Bachmann hasn’t changed at all.
So what’s changed for you?
What’s changed for most is her being taken seriously.
So good that you and others are able to see her for what she is now – and always has been.
I guess it helps having Cavuto step up with a ‘ok, let’s stop pretending this is a person we should be listing to or following.’
And this all bodes well for a much stronger slate in the next Repub prez primary.
Rubio, Rand Paul, and other substantive players shouldn’t have to deal with clown car candidates on dais.

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM

‘…this interview which went completely off the rails, ‘

A tactful understatement.

locomotivebreath1901 on June 26, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Allahpundit ‏@allahpundit 17m

“The problem for the Republican party writ large is that the Cochran-type does not seem like an outlier” http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/real-lesson-mississippi_795729.html?nopager=1

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 9:51 AM

From that article:

The problem for the Republican party writ large is that the Cochran-type does not seem like an outlier. People do not see the GOP as a party out to make the government “smaller and smarter,” to “celebrate success, entrepreneurship, and innovation.” They certainly do not see think it is trying to “lift up the middle class.” They see a party that perpetuates and expands government as it suits them, often to the benefit of the well-heeled interest groups that have descended upon the nation’s capital.

The party’s leaders need to ask themselves: if their purpose is to perpetuate interest group liberalism, why should anybody vote for them? There is already a party whose central purpose is to carve up the federal pie for its clients/voters. It is called the Democratic party, and nobody does interest group liberalism better than it does.

That pretty much sums it up. The GOP establishment may hang onto power for now. They may even retake the Senate this November. But they’re dooming themselves in future elections if they prioritize lobbyists and special interests over their own base.

I get the frustration a lot of elected Republicans must feel. The Dems have the advantage of being able to please a majority of their voters AND their special interests simultaneously. That’s not the case with the GOP. When you claim to be the party of limited government and lower spending, you don’t have that luxury. You have to decide who you truly represent. And to paraphrase the old knight from Last Crusade, they’re choosing poorly.

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Yoop on June 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM

No disease gives a person a free pass for acting like a jackhole.

whatcat on June 26, 2014 at 10:02 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Like you know anything about this – when you’re wrong on just about every other matter you opine about here.

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Wow, you just hired a guy willing to gossip about people he has worked for.

Happy Nomad on June 26, 2014 at 9:36 AM

And he is gossiping about his new employee here in a public forum.

faraway on June 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Because Cavuto knows it won’t go anywhere and he’s also suspicious of the timing(as am I). This stinks of a desperate attempt to rally the base. I wonder if the GOP has some internal polling for November that’s looking grim or they’re afraid the base may revolt or stay home and are trying to head that off at the pass.

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 9:47 AM

It may not go anywhere, but since when should that preclude them from trying altogether? I’ve heard it said many, many times that the GOP hasn’t done anything to thwart Obama; now, when they do (or at least announce plans to), it’s derided as pointless.

Frankly, I’m in favor of anything that draws attention to his overreach as well as his insane hypocrisy on the issue.

changer1701 on June 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Just look at what the GOP establishment has done in the last two weeks. In a desperate attempt to hold onto their power and influence, they replace the outgoing Cantor with Kevin McCarthy and then drag Cochran over the finish line in Mississippi by spending huge sums of cash on GOTV efforts with black Democrats while trashing their own base with racial smears and scare tactics.

And we’re supposed to eagerly line up to support and vote for this party in November(and beyond)?

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Well, when you put it that way….
I think Cavuto is just trying to call out the GOPe. If he wants to do that, he should have Boehner and McCarthy on his show.

Vince on June 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

The alphabet and CNN are a front for the democrats.

Fox is a front for the republican establishment which walk
in step with the lefty democrats 90%+.

Amjean on June 26, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Very true. Murdoch and Ailes discovered they can make a fortune positioning FNC just to the right of CNN.

Unfortunately, there are those who are dumb enough to believe FNC is conservative.

bw222 on June 26, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Obama recess appointments ruled unconstitutional:

Because the Senate was in session during its pro forma sessions, the President made the recess appointments at issue during a 3-day recess. Three days is too short a time to bring a recess within the scope of the Clause, so the President lacked the authority to make those appointments.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1281_bodg.pdf

blammm on June 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Rush had it right when he said the GOP is now the Uncle Tom party

Brock Robamney on June 26, 2014 at 10:09 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Since Rep. Bachmann isn’t coming back to Congress, I imagine she might be more likely to go for bolder choices that would maybe hurt her reelection.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:09 AM

I think Cavuto is just trying to call out the GOPe. If he wants to do that, he should have Boehner and McCarthy on his show.

Vince on June 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Yup. Whatever he was trying to do, flipping his wig about MB probably wasn’t the best way to do it.

whatcat on June 26, 2014 at 10:10 AM

I think Neil Cavuto is the smartest guy on that network. He makes O’Reilly, in particular, look like a dunce.

dpduq on June 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Anyone can make Bill O’Reilly look like a dunce (with the possible exception of Sean Hannity).

bw222 on June 26, 2014 at 10:12 AM

There was an interesting editorial in today’s WSj about this. Worth the read.

herm2416 on June 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM

.
Do we have to purchase the printed edition, or can you provide the link ?

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 10:12 AM

OT – SC HL decision coming soon.

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Because Cavuto knows it won’t go anywhere and he’s also suspicious of the timing(as am I). This stinks of a desperate attempt to rally the base. I wonder if the GOP has some internal polling for November that’s looking grim or they’re afraid the base may revolt or stay home and are trying to head that off at the pass.

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Mississippi was happening. Look squirrel!

wifarmboy on June 26, 2014 at 10:13 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Like you know anything about this – when you’re wrong on just about every other matter you opine about here.

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Well we agree that I was right about Bachmann…yes?
Come on…come on…

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Yoop on June 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM

No disease gives a person a free pass for acting like a jackhole.

whatcat on June 26, 2014 at 10:02 AM

My post was confined to an observation regarding the comment about Cavuto’s throat and weight problem. Understand? No. Didn’t think so…

Yoop on June 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM

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Clean-up in aisle on page one.

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

A broken clock is occasionally right too.

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Well we agree that I was right about Bachmann…yes?
Come on…come on…

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

.
Nope.

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Since Rep. Bachmann isn’t coming back to Congress, I imagine she might be more likely to go for bolder choices that would maybe hurt her reelection.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Something tells me she won’t be leaving the limelight…

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Tweak.
C’mon…c’mon…

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:09 AM

.
Something tells me she won’t be leaving the limelight…

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM

.
What if she doesn’t?

Better yet, define “leaving the limelight”.

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Tweak.
C’mon…c’mon…

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Thanks.
You are right about that.

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:21 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I don’t see what that has to do with anything and I think it is safe to say that neither of us have any idea what she is going to do. If it becomes any of my business, I’ll work up to caring.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Allahpundit ‏@allahpundit 17m

“The problem for the Republican party writ large is that the Cochran-type does not seem like an outlier” http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/real-lesson-mississippi_795729.html?nopager=1

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Great article, thanks for posting the link here. Really good stuff.

Doomberg on June 26, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Doughboy on June 26, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Yep. Damaging the brand as only the left wish they could.

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 10:22 AM

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 10:12 AM

It was a good one.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Doomberg on June 26, 2014 at 10:21 AM

A nice short one. All thanks go to Allah. I just happen to follow him on tweety. ; )

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Better yet, define “leaving the limelight”.

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Recent examples:

GWB – left.
R. Cheney – stayed.

I imagine Bachmann has her application in to join Liz Cheney’s new ‘I LOVE AMERICA MORE THAN YOU, SO THERE’ non profit org.

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Cavuto, along with the other bloviating talking heads, only seem to want to grandstand and make their own personal soapbox speech. They continually interrupt their guests soon after asking their questions. I understand trying to keep the topic on course and to stop the recitation of the guest’s prepared and rehearsed talking points, but many times they don’t even give the guest a chance to get to that point. It’s frustrating to say the least.

Why did Cavuto feel the need to confront Bachman in such an angry manner? Fair and Balanced? Not.

iamsaved on June 26, 2014 at 10:25 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I don’t see what that has to do with anything and I think it is safe to say that neither of us have any idea what she is going to do. If it becomes any of my business, I’ll work up to caring.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Whether one is enthused or chagrined…they’ll be entertained.

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM

So good that you and others are able to see her for what she is now – and always has been.
I guess it helps having Cavuto step up with a ‘ok, let’s stop pretending this is a person we should be listing to or following.’
And this all bodes well for a much stronger slate in the next Repub prez primary.
Rubio, Rand Paul, and other substantive players shouldn’t have to deal with clown car candidates on dais.

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM

So..what is she? care to share your great wisdom and insight?

What issues do you feel she is wrong about?

Mimzey on June 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM

It was a good one.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:22 AM

It has been announced?

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 10:27 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM

First, grammar “has any idea” and then entertained, possibly. Always willing to have that happen.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:28 AM

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Ed has it up just now. Recess appointments.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:28 AM

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

A broken clock is occasionally right too.

22044 on June 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Well we’ll always have Bachmann to agree on.
That’s something, right?

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Impeach him, no one deserves the embarrassment more than that narcissist Obama but wait until after November elections when we win the Senate.

bailey24 on June 26, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Doubt we’ll take the Senate, but impeach him after the election anyway. Executive orders, Fast & Furious, the VA, Benghazi, the IRS… discovery time.

de rigueur on June 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Substance from Congress is either pain or empty gestures these days… it’s no surprise that they consider the latter a benefit to the country, even as the country demands something better.

Ukiah on June 26, 2014 at 10:31 AM

I agree with Rush and Levin.

lea on June 26, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Well we agree that I was right about Bachmann…yes?
Come on…come on…

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

What a silly question. I suspect that you believe in psychic powers, but most people don’t.
Without itemizing those things that you believe about Bachmann, how can anyone either agree or disagree?
What are the things you feel you were “right” about?

Mimzey on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Better yet, define “leaving the limelight”.

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 10:19 AM

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Recent examples:

GWB – left.
R. Cheney – stayed.

I imagine Bachmann has her application in to join Liz Cheney’s new ‘I LOVE AMERICA MORE THAN YOU, SO THERE’ non profit org.

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:24 AM

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Former Presidents almost always drop out of public view. The same doesn’t apply to Vice-Presidents.

The only exceptions I’m aware of are DEMOCRATS Jimmy Carter, and William Jefferson (Blythe III) Clinton. But to give Carter credit, he did wait for a long while (years), after the 1980 election, before stepping back in.

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Impeach him, no one deserves the embarrassment more than that narcissist Obama but wait until after November elections when we win the Senate.

bailey24 on June 26, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Doubt we’ll take the Senate, but impeach him after the election anyway. Executive orders, Fast & Furious, the VA, Benghazi, the IRS… discovery time.

de rigueur on June 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Republicans will take the Senate, but still won’t have 2/3 votes to impeach unless a few Dems jump ship.

cajunpatriot on June 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM

bachmann is probably use to being on the giving, not receiving, end of a tirade at home (have you seen her husband?) so no surprise cavuto took her off guard and got the better of her (not that thats a hard thing to do).

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Republicans will take the Senate, but still won’t have 2/3 votes to impeach unless a few Dems jump ship.

cajunpatriot on June 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM

the senate doesnt vote for impeachment

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM

I think Cavuto lost it- most of the time you can’t understand him anyway he always mumbles and when he’s angry it’s worse!

sissi212 on June 26, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Typical Cavuto jackass rambling.

I cannot stand that guy. I don’t give a crap about his medical afflictions, his buffoonery is innate to all idiots. After watching that video, I’m glad I’ve never wasted time watching the clown. Just the 30 seconds my DVR catches of him before “The Five” begins has me throwing up in my mouth and frantically searching for sharp instruments with which to poke my eyes out and puncture my eardrums!

What an arrogant a$$.

ZeusGoose on June 26, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Dammit … I wasn’t finished …
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I imagine Bachmann has her application in to join Liz Cheney’s new ‘I LOVE AMERICA MORE THAN YOU, SO THERE’ non profit org.

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:24 AM

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All such ‘politically conservative based’ non-profit organizations would be more accurately called ‘I DEFINE AMERICAN CULTURE MUCH CLOSER TO WHAT THE FOUNDERS INTENDED, THAN YOU DO’.
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I believe Barack Obama hates the U.S. in general, and Christianity in particular, but he’s an exception.

Most conservatives do NOT believe most liberals love America any less than they (the conservatives) do.

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 AM

bachmann is probably use to being on the giving, not receiving, end of a tirade at home (have you seen her husband?)

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM

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So he’s “whipped”, huh ?

listens2glenn on June 26, 2014 at 10:59 AM

The lawsuit is a waste of time…there is no enforcement mechanism even if it finished before Obama left office and they won…

But Cavuto is a big hypocrite. First, Cavuto is at best a RINO, really more of a statist and crony capitalist…one thing he is not is a conservative, where at least Bachman is.

Second, he works for a phony and hypocritical Ailes and Murdoch, who are shilling conservatives for ratings for a network that has very very few conservatives at all.

Third, I never see Cavuto talk to the high muckey mucks like the disrespectful way he talked to Bachman.

If Cavuto is a man, he will realize he was being a bully and jerk and invite her on air to apologize.

If not, he is just another suck up to Ailes and Murdoch for cash

georgealbert on June 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

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